Villanova University Law School Library Access

Villanova University faculty may access the Law Library in the Charles Widger School of Law.  They may also request borrowing privileges at the Law Library by sending an email to The message should include the professor’s name, department, position, office phone number, and office number/building name.

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University of pennsylvania reciprocal borrowing program


Villanova University Faculty, Graduate Students, Visiting Faculty, and Library Staff are eligible for access to and courtesy borrowing privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

The above Villanova University patrons may request a letter at the Falvey service desk verifying they are in good standing and to request that courtesy borrowing privileges be granted at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center in accordance with the reciprocal agreement.

Villanova patrons will be considered Reciprocal Courtesy borrowers at Penn's Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See all access policies, including database access, that apply on the web pages linked below:

PALCI Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program

Falvey Library, as a member of PALCI, has agreed to participate in a program that offers free reciprocal borrowing privileges to faculty at member institutions so they may have direct, personal access to materials that are not available at their home institution. Faculty are eligible to borrow materials on-site from participating libraries after completing the following steps.

  • Get an authorization form signed by the circulation department at your home institution's library.
  • Bring the completed and signed authorization form to the participating library
  • The library will establish a record for you in their system that will allow you to check items out from their library. Additional information may be requested to complete the registration process.
  • You will be responsible for returning the material to the library from which it was borrowed. Your home institution library may agree to return items to the lending library through interlibrary loan. Contact your local library about its policy.
  • Each participating library sets their own policies. You will be financially responsible for the items you borrow. Upon request, the lending libraries should supply you with the details of their policies when you borrow materials from them.

Visit the PALCI Reciprocal Borrowing page for additional information. 


OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program

The OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program grants faculty members from participating institutions borrowing privileges and on-site access to the collections of other participating academic research libraries.

Request an OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from the library at your home institution and take it together with your valid university ID and a current government-issued photo ID to the circulation desk of the participating library. Borrowing privileges may vary from institution to institution. 


American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program 

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows Villanova University faculty and graduate students to borrow directly from participating libraries.

  • Find a participating library on the ATLA website.
  • Show proof of current enrollment as required by the participating library.
  • Loan periods are determined by each participating library. You are responsible for adhering to local library policy and returning the materials in a timely fashion.

Contact Darren Poley, theology librarian, for more information about ATLA.